Thursday, March 30, 2006
Put Up That Wall, Mr BushachevFrancis Fukuyama calls them neo-Leninists, and, although I don't think he's quite right, this news, here reprinted at Bloomberg, seems sorta Stalinesque
House Republicans rejected that proposal and instead approved legislation that would increase penalties for illegal immigrants and build 700 miles of barriers along the 2,000-mile-long border with Mexico.
Saturday, March 25, 2006
War Mongering Jesus Freaks,
The UN sanctions and inspections regimes can work.
No one can say for sure what Saddam would have done, with US troops heading straight for Baghdad, had Iraq actually had WMD.
Past that, let's say our ill-conceived regicidal "decapitation attack" in the first hours of the war had actually worked;
would the remaining ranking military officers also restrain their hands, and not launch chem or bio weapons against the United States troops?
I've mentioned it before, but fascist President Bush never has, that the United Nations deserves our thanks!
Bush has never mentioned it.
Bush has never (to the best of anyone's knowledge) saved US troops from a WMD attack, but the United Nations seemingly has.
This is relevant in the context of Iran.
Yesterday a senior Russian official said, according to the
"Iran's activities simply highlight the need to support U.N. inspectors' efforts to assess the country's nuclear intentions, not to threaten sanctions."
Meanwhile, the incompetent zealots over at BushCo obviously still haven't learned the lesson of the Iraq War.
or, the Lesson of the Iraq War
Monday, March 13, 2006
Answering Senator Specter's Response to Senator Feingold's Censure motionDo you, Sir
believe in Secret Laws?
rightly or wrongly
now asserts that FISA
limited the authority
of the Office of the President.
Let us grant
for the sake of argument
that it is so.
It can not be simply that the President
asserts that certain laws
do not apply.
If the President thinks
that a law passed by Congress
violates the Constitution
and he wants to act contrariwise
it patently obvious
that to do so secretly
is the same thing
as passing secret laws.
Sunday, March 12, 2006
Thursday, March 09, 2006
Flypaper, Magnet, Sandpaper
The Federal Bureau of Investigation
is looking for a volunteer city or town
to make attractive
to serial killers, mass murderers, and repeat rapists.
(and we, at the FBI, admit we aren't always perfect about catching criminals)
it'll be easier to catch them
and send them to prison.
here at the FBI,
expect to hear
from every community in America.
don't you want the FBI to catch criminals?
No, seriously folks...
The Generals and the White House say
"hearts and minds", "hearts and minds."
The Pundits and the White House say
to fight "them there" so we don't have to fight "them here."
Idiots have been saying both of these things
How come no one
noticed they are contradictory?
What sane Iraqi? What Earthling?
Who would want to have their country used
as a global magnet,
for suicidal-homocidal characters?
How can you win,
or a mind
while inviting criminals
into the community
and their families
and their extended families
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
General Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of StaffLiar. He lies about the year-on-year data, which I present below. He lies about the recent data, which is also presented in the graph below. The following quote is from the official DoD transcript.
GEN. PACE: If you take it from a year ago to now, month-to- month, January to January, February to February, the attacks now are down compared to last year. However, if you look at the last month or two, the attacks have been up a little bit, but of a -- not of a magnitude that indicates a significant change. To answer your question, the attacks are terrorist attacks on the infrastructure and the leadership of the country.
Monday, March 06, 2006
Lobbying ReformI believe
an important principle
of any popular government
or of any self-respecting government
or of any government which recognizes that great temptation is more difficult to ignore
than mild temptation
is that punishments
for identical crimes
committed by different persons
of different roles
If a Congressperson
or a CEO
steals a dollar
their punishment should be proportionately higher
Fastow, for instance, helped steal billions
and he does very little time
committed crimes against every single American
involving millions of dollars
and there are people
doing life in prison
for much less.
Sunday, March 05, 2006
To Any War Supporter
To sell the war
to Australia and Britain
America decided on WMD
But what the leaked briefs reveal
is that the administration's goal
was "regime change."
To me, regime change means that
foreign governments exist at our pleasure
and that the alternative to our pleasure
is their destruction,
How do you feel about the principle,
central to the Bush administration's (I'd say primitive) thinking,
in at least Iraq, Haiti, and Venezuela,
of regime change?
If you support this idea,
how do you feel about President Bush?
If you accept the thesis that regicide, or regime change,
is acceptable if America wants it,
who else has the right to assassinate leaders?
Isn't the administration also authorized to kill....